If home is where the heart lies, bedroom is where the soul rests…(no, not in peace, but peacefully).
My bedroom walls had the same colour as those at my parents’ place. Mellow Yellow. (Nah, the idea wasn’t lifted from the latest home-paints TV commercial; the marriage happened years back). Happy walls teamed with happy curtains.
I love bright colours and JD likes earthy hues. Our bedroom is a blend of both. So, is the fourth wall that stands apart from the other three. It is painted bright orange on two sides while the portion in between is sanded. “The caramel-coloured granules shall remind us of the sea,” he said, while choosing the wall-texture. All the furniture in our bedroom is wooden…from wall cabinets to the book ends.
In contrast to the wooden furniture, everything else is bright and colourful. This particular bedcover was a gift and is my recent favourite. The cushion covers and the bedspreads are generally (read always) vibrant and multihued. I especially love those which are handcrafted from various provinces of India, like Kantha, Batik, Kalamkari, Bagru, Ajrak or Madhubani. (I have self-painted Madhubani cushion covers as well :D )
Self-made reminds me of “haar din D.I.Yali”. The plant holders on my window-sill are made of disposed-of beer bottles and left-over fabrics hijacked from my tailor. The bedside lamp is a remnant of a ‘high-spirited’ evening. I have made lampshades with spare fabrics (when I got bored, I used one for a flower vase). And no, those fancy Gerberas are rare guests. On good mood days, I put vermilion-red Ixora flowers from the garden.
My dressing-table is a palette with colours thrown all over….the bangles, the beaded neckpieces, the ‘pen-pencil-kohl-brushes-jurapin’ holder (made by a friend from a disposable coffee-cup) and the Kashmiri papier mache jewelry box.
The framed pictures are monochromes to balance the overdose of colours everywhere. JD and I believe, “when we are hungry, love and cinema will keep us alive.” Hence, a collage of favourite movie stills (yes, we are weird), a collage of the room-mates and a collage that looks like his first letter and reads his name. (my favourites: J – a pelican’s wide open beak, D – my coffee-mug’s handle, P – a monkey’s coiled tail)….Haan haan, woh jahan khhatam hoten hein, hum wohi se shuru hoten hein…. :D
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